Ozzie says expect crazy stuff this spring:
Guillen said Cox' impact will be felt in spring training, when the White Sox will have a field reserved for situational hitting and baserunning. And the manager said every Sox player, including Jim Thome, Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye, will use the field. Guillen doesn't want his big three to start laying down bunts, but he does expect better results in clutch-hitting situations.
"You're going to see a lot of crazy stuff in spring training,'' Guillen said. "Hit-and-run when it's not a hit-and-run situation, bunting when it's not a bunting situation. Spring training is when you get mentally prepared.'' The White Sox appeared to go through the motions in spring training last year, and the lackadaisical effort spilled over into the regular season. While stopping short of putting a "boot'' in front of next spring's camp, Guillen said the little things will matter. "The time they're going to spend there will be quality time," Guillen said. "And we're going to be watching like a hawk."
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